This is so well said. Even though he uses a modern version, his exegesis is biblical and excellent. May Christ bless us through His Word by His Holy Spirit. Amen!
When Jesus spoke, people were blown away. From the beginnings of His public ministry, when He taught in the Capernaum synagogue on the Sabbath, those who heard Him “were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes” (Mark 1:22).
One time, when He preached in His “home church” in Nazareth, those who listened were amazed at His words, saying, “Where did this Man get this wisdom and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenters son? . . . Where then did this Man get all these things?” (Matt 13:54-56). And this morning, I’m reading that when Jesus taught at the temple during the Feast of Tabernacles the Jews marveled, saying, “How is it that this Man has learning, when He has never studied?” (John 7:15).
The question on the minds of those who heard Jesus was simply, “Where does…
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